As we begin to celebrate the teams 50th Anniversary year, it seems perfect timing to introduce the newest addition to the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team family.
You may remember last year that the team began the process of fundraising and researching a suitable replacement for our aging Land Rover Defender 110 - Calder Mobile 3. After much consideration, research and talking to fellow Mountain Rescue teams, the team made the informed decision to purchase a Double Cab Pick-up.
CVSRT can now welcome our new custom-built Toyota Hilux Mountain Rescue Ambulance. It will join our fleet of emergency response vehicles: Calder Mobile 1 (Ford Ranger), Mobile 2 (Land Rover Defender 110) and Mobile 4 (Incident Control Vehicle – Movano).
Working closely with Terberg DTS in Elland, and Pick-up Systems in Burnley, the new vehicle was brought to fruition with the exact specification and requirements to carry all our essential emergency rescue equipment.
As you can imagine, custom-built vehicles require considerable amounts of funding. CVSRT would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people who have helped and contributed to this new vehicle.
Thank you to: Sainsbury’s Wade Street Halifax, MUD UK, Drew Whitworth, Alisdair Couper of Terberg DTS and all the staff at Pick-Up Systems, especially the General Manager Stephen Draper who has helped us tremendously during the build.
The new custom-built Toyota Hilux Mountain Rescue Ambulance will take the call sign Calder Mobile 3 (CM3) and will be based at Copley. We hope the new vehicle will successfully serve the local community and the team for many years to come.
Pictured: Steve Britton (CVSRT Vehicles Officer) receives the keys to the new vehicle from Stephen Draper (General Manager Pick-up Systems).